Warning: The following documentary is not suitable for some viewers
This 1982 documentary, The Killing of America, explores a phenomenon of mass killers up until that time.
Looks like suicidal mass murderers have been around for fifty years.
I have to say, the message of this documentary is rather inconclusive and contains multiple conflicting messages throughout. In the study of criminology, it stands only as an examination of the history of murder and not as an explanation as to why several of these killings happen. There is an underlying theme throughout the video that part of the reason behind the violence in America is the hundreds of millions of easily available weapons. This video also upholds the conspiratorial point of view behind the assassinations of John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King.
The video was made at a time that the crime rate in America had been steadily climbing since the ’60s and would continue to climb through the ’80s before sharply declining in the ’90s.… Read the rest